Tuesday, June 9, 2015

It’s Not About The Shoes

Ballet Shoes is one of the new stamp sets released this month.  When I first saw the set I thought it was very pretty, but somewhat limited in its use.  However, I love the sentiments that come with this set because they really give it so many other possibilities, as shown in the card featured today.

The card base was created using Spellbinders’ Mystical Embrace die and the edges were inked using Distress Inks.  A piece of musical designer paper was distressed and inked and added to the card front.

The ballet slippers were stamped with Versamark Ink on pink cardstock and heat embossed with Belgian Cream embossing powder.  Copic Markers were used to add shading and, after fussy cutting, it was layered on a doily, die cut from cream cardstock with Cheery Lynn’s Kiwi Spirit die and inked on the edges.  Tiny pink pearls were added to the doily.

The sentiment was stamped on pink cardstock and die cut with the small decorative oval from the Mystical Embrace die set.  The edges were inked and a tulle bow and glittery silk flowers were added to the top.

The flowers were silks pulled from a stem.  To give them the glittery look, the petals were brushed with Brushable Glue and Bridal glitter was added.  This is one of my favorite glitters because of its rich, creamy look.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you leave with inspiration and the desire to create!

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
Scrapy Land Challenge #19 – Anything Goes (PLUS using any brand of die Scrapy Land sells)
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge 83 – Something Old & Something New (Old Designer Paper/New Stamp)
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 188 - Creative Corners
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge – Cut it out!
Sister Act Card Challenge #109 - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Flower (Cherry Blossom – such a pretty pink and I know Spring is here)
Corrosive Challenges #226 – Pile It On
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #262: A Touch of Vintage
TTCRD Challenge – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #186 - Anythying Goes/Family Friendly


Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card! I love the way you did the ballet slippers. Your card is so elegant and lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #19!

Shona Erlenborn said...

So elegant Marie. Love the lovely soft hues!

Linda Osterwise, DT said...

What a beautiful card - love all of the layers and the embellies! Really cute tag! Great layout. Thank you for joining us in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge this week.


brenda said...

Your card is beautiful Marie, soft colours but all with a lovely vintage feel.

It's lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

pinky said...

This is so pretty and I love the glitter. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Sandy Hulsart said...

Lovely soft colors especially on your Cheery Lynn Doily. Good luck and thanks for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Sue said...

This is really gorgeous thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin' hugs Sue xx

Chris said...

This is very beautiful, lovely delicate colours, gorgeous stamps. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Debbie's Time Out said...

Wow Marie. Wonderful card. Love the verse with them shoes. So elegant and sparkley. Love the dies you used together too. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Best of luck to you.

Jo Ann said...

What an amazing project...Very subtle colors and lovely lay-out. What a blessing it is for us that you joined our Challenge last week. This week, our Challenge is still ongoing so, please stop by again and join us at Word Art Wednesday! Leaving you the blessing found in God's Word from Hosea 10:12 which says, "Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you." Hugs, always!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Beautiful card!

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge!

AJ Bodine said...

Very pretty, I like all the elements you used to put this design together! Thank you for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog!

AJ, DT - Sentimental Sundays

Sally H said...

A fabulous card, E. Marie! beautiful subtle colours and glitter! Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations for our Dies and punches challenge and good Luck!

Anonymous said...

lovely card, I love cherry blossom too, I bought a cherry tree in the spring this year because I love the blossom so much! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhhhhh this is soooo soft and pretty just love the details and the great die cuts!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Top Tip Tuesday. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.